B10 : Hamilton Waste Plastics to Make Steel

Students Ruhan Soni
School IND - Hillfield Strathallan College - Hamilton
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 9
Group Group 10 - Engineering and Computing IV
Abstract Problem: Hamilton city generates approx 70,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year and only 66% is diverted from the landfill. My project will explore the ways and means to use plastics in steelmaking with an end goal to reduce plastic that ends in the landfill. Impact: The current ways in which plastics are managed throughout their lifecycle are threatening Hamilton ecosystems, ends up in our landfills and incinerators, litters our parks and beaches, and pollutes our rivers, lakes, and oceans, entangling and killing turtles, fish, and marine mammals.
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